Airbus A320 Cockpit

Closing Date: 28 February 2021

Short Summary of Post

The Supervisor Production – Avionics will be responsible for delegating base AME’s, Aircraft Mechanics, Apprentices and Trainees to perform maintenance, inspections, repairs, modifications or replacements of aircraft components in accordance with all regulatory requirements and company policy and procedures in the hangar. This is primarily a hangar-based position however the incumbent may be required to travel abroad to outstations from time to time.

Core Tasks

  • Instruct, guide and supervise all AMEs, mechanics, apprentices, trainees and contractors in maintenance tasks to ensure that all assigned tasks are being performed in accordance with the MOE and MOP to provide airworthy aircraft and on time availability.
  • Take an active role in “On-The-Job” training this includes but is not limited to:
    • Supervision and guidance
    • Monitoring attendance
    • Ensuring necessary documentation required towards trade test completion is completed accurately and timeously.
  • Resolve conflict amongst AMEs and take corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure all parts and components removed from aircraft during work process are correctly identified and stored.
  • Ensure that the Chief AME is informed of any critical items or information requiring attention on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that all maintenance tasks and functions are performed on time and in compliance with regulations, and certified or recorded appropriately, ensuring both administrative and airworthiness compliance
  • Inspect and troubleshoot aircraft systems to identify problems, errors or defects and adjust or repair in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Maintain open communication channel between fellow Team Leaders, AMEs and Mechanics.
  • Ordering and tracking of spares for both Base and Outstation maintenance requirements.
  • Comply and follow all company and industry related policies and procedures as illustrated in the MOE and MOP.
  • Ensure that the assigned work area is kept clean and tidy to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Report any incidents, accidents, hazards, or non-conformances to Chief Engineer and assure that all Personal Protection Equipment and all logistics and access equipment is used in accordance with the rules as defined in the OHS Act and MOP.
  • Ensure ground support equipment is in safe working condition and only operated by licensed and/or approved staff.
  • Assume duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Chief AME on instruction.
  • Prepare and submit reports as and when required.

Essential Criteria

  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Airline Aviation Maintenance as a licensed AME
  • Hold a valid and current SACAA Licence with either A320 or A340 endorsement
  • Hold company approval
  • Be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Be a South African Resident
  • Be in possession of a current and unrestricted worldwide passport
  • Be prepared and willing to work irregular hours and overtime including night work, weekends and public holidays. At times at short notice.
  • Be prepared and willing to be contactable after working hours including weekends and public holidays.

Key Competencies/Skills

  • Good understanding of the MOP, SACAA CATS and CARS, and all other relevant aircraft maintenance manuals.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to lead & motivate teams and resolve conflict
  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate ability to show initiative and the ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • A high level of flexibility and the enthusiasm to work effectively in an ever-changing environment
  • Good computer skill and knowledge of systems and procedures

NB: If you have not heard from us within 10 working days from the closure date of the vacancy, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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